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La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

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#1 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Normandy
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Add La Cite de la Mer and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation generator.
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  • This is the 2nd time we have stayed. This time around our 5 year old son was able to see the formidable (underwater) which is one of the attractions most expected with, in our view, the aquarium. A little disappointed with the attraction "we walked under the sea": a little long and no real feel. Otherwise the sea theme is well represented and the children are delighted.
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  • I had no expectations when we added this stop to our trip, and was more than pleasantly surprised. There are three attractions for the price of admission. One is a tour of a nuclear submarine, which w...  more »
  • We visited with our 2 sons (8 & 5) and spent a brilliant 4 hours here. They enjoyed visiting a nuclear submarine, were fascinated by the titanic section and spent ages in the aquarium. The underwater ...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to spend four to five hours, with varied exhibits that could suit anyone and everyone. Well worth the seemingly high ticket price. A nice touch is that all exhibits have an "estimated time per visit" so you can plan accordingly.
  • Super interesting and fun 4 part museum. Well worth a visit!
  • Fantastic day with the kids,hilight of the day a tour in English of the nuclear submarine spent over 4 hrs here made better by buy a ticket and get one free when you show your a Brittany ferries ticket!
  • The French Navy decommissioned nuclear submarine is a must see as it is a marvellous piece of high quality engineering .
  • A bit pricey, but really interesting and very well organized.

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